Youth Soccer

The Youth Spring Soccer program has been cancelled due to COVID-19 related restrictions and recommendations. We are very disappointed just as you are, but our main goal is the safety and wellbeing of our citizens. Everyone who registered will receive a credit on your account to use towards future Parks & Recreation programs or rentals. We will also honor all refund request. Please email Athletic Coordinator Ryan Hager with any questions or to request a refund. Thank you for your understanding and please stay safe!

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2020 Youth Spring Soccer

LEAGUE INFORMATION & ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

The child’s age on February 1, 2020 determines the division of play.

• Instructional 3-4             • Coed 5-6
• Coed 7-8   • Coed 9-10
• Coed 11-2   • Coed 13-15


3-4 Instructional Division: This division is designed to introduce players to organized sports. Rules are simplified, team rosters are reduced and playing season is compacted to allow maximum exposure in a limited time frame.

5-6 & 7-8 Divisions: These divisions begin developing fundamentals for each specific sport. Rules are modified to present the optimum playing experience for novice participants.

9-10 Division: This division builds on basic fundamentals of a given sport. Rules are slightly modified to present optimum playing experience for participants with limited exposure.

11-12 & 13-15 Divisions: These divisions are designed to promote teamwork, sportsmanship and advance fundamental development. No rule modifications.

REGISTRATION & FEES

Resident of Kannapolis: $40
Non-Resident: $60
Financial Assistance is Available. Click here to learn more about scholarships!
Registration fees include cost for uniforms, practices and games.

Registration opens January 21 and ends February 29.
Register online or in person at the Parks & Recreation Office
401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis NC, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

EQUIPMENT

  League   Ball Size
  3-4 & 5-6   size 3 ball
  7-8 & 9-10   size 4 ball
  11-12 & 13-15   size 5 ball


*Shin guards are mandatory and must be supplied by participants.
*Cleats are optional but recommended. No metal or baseball/softball cleats are allowed.

PARENT MEETINGS

We highly encourage parents to attend one of the following parent meetings for additional league information:
Thursday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. or Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m.
The parent meetings will be held at Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC.

COACHES ARE NEEDED

We need your help!! Potential coaches must be 18 years or older, complete a coach’s application, pass a criminal background check and sign the Coach's Code of Conduct. Approved coaches must attend a mandatory coaches meeting and will be given a photo ID Coach badge. Coaches are required to wear their ID badges at all practices and games. Completion of paperwork does not guarantee a coaching position.

SKILLS EVALUATION ASSESSMENT

All soccer participants playing in the 7-8 year old age group or older are required to attend skills assessment. If your child does not attend the mandatory skills assessment, he/she will randomly be assigned to a team after the coaches draft has been completed. There are no skills assessments for the 3-4 or 5-6 year old age groups. Skills assessment schedule:

 Division  Date  Time  Location
 Coed 9-10  Tuesday March 17  6:00pm  Safrit Park Soccer Field
 Coed 11-12  Tuesday March 17  7:00pm  Safrit Park Soccer Field
 Coed 7-8  Wednesday March 18  6:00pm  Safrit Park Soccer Field
 Coed 13-15  Wednesday March 18  7:00pm  Safrit Park Soccer Field

 

PRACTICES & GAMES

Coaches will contact players the weekend of March 20-22.
Practices will begin the week of March 23. Ages 5 & Up teams will have one practice per week (lasting one hour).
Games will be played on Saturdays beginning April 4. Depending on schedules and field availability there may be Friday night games. Practices and games will be played at Safrit Park, other Kannapolis park facilities and city school fields. Nearby Cabarrus County schools or facilities may be utilized if registration numbers dictate that a particular division play countywide.

The 3-4 Instructional program will begin Saturday April 4, 2020 and be held on Saturdays only. Instructional parents will be contacted the week of March 30 with team assignments and practice/game times.

ADDITIONAL INFO & QUESTIONS?

Team Pictures - Team and individual pictures opportunities will be available. Days, times and locations will be announced once scheduled.

Sponsorship - If you would like to sponsor a team opportunities are available. Please see the attached Sponsor letter and sponsor document or contact our office.

Special Request - Requesting a particular coach, teammate or practice night does not guarantee that request, but staff will do all they can to help grant a request.

Click here for our FAQs

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